Rehabilitation Officer for the Visually Impaired

Closing date: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Location: Based at the Centre for Independent Living (CIL), 11 Brickfields, Huyton, L36 6HY,
Hours: 21
Salary: £17,286.36 pro rata
Interview date: week commencing 15th May 2023

Equality and Diversity Statement:

Bradbury Fields is an equal opportunities organisation. It is committed to promoting equal opportunities and preventing discrimination. This applies both to service delivery and to its own employment practices. You will be willing and able to demonstrate commitment to Bradbury Fields’ Equality and Diversity Policy.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide a rehabilitation service to individuals, families, carers, groups and communities within the framework of legislation and Bradbury Fields policies and procedures. The service may take the form of short-term or planned longer-term interaction, and will involve, where appropriate, liaison, consultation and joint working with other Bradbury Fields staff and/or other agencies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for assessing/reviewing the needs, capabilities and aspirations of service users, their families, and carers, and carrying out statutory and agency responsibilities.

Job Activities:

Carry out assessment of user needs, prepare programmes of rehabilitation in consultation with the service user, and others if appropriate, providing the following:

Demonstrating aids for daily living

Teaching independent living skills

Teaching communications skills and or refer on as appropriate

  • Teaching indoor and outdoor mobility
  • Carry out or refer on for low vision as appropriate
  • Counsel in relation to loss of vision and or refer on for counselling as appropriate
  • To be aware of relevant Health and Safety regulations and implement policies as required.
  • To respect the confidential nature of the work.
  • To maintain an effective recording of tasks undertaken in accordance with the systems, policies and practices advocated and adopted by Bradbury Fields.
  • Any other duties as designated by management.
  • Liaise and network with a range of organisations and individuals.
  • Manage new projects as appropriate.

The job activities listed are not exhaustive and may be added to or amended consistent with the job purpose.

Performance Management:

To manage your own performance and be responsible for in accordance with the mission and values of Bradbury Fields, striving for continuous improvements, openness and honesty, supporting local decision making and team working.

  • To achieve the agreed performance targets detailed in the contract and organisational business plan and contribute to performance appraisal activities.
  • To produce monthly performance information for use by the Service Manager.
  • To manage your own performance in compliance with all Codes, Regulations and procedures including Code of Conduct, Health and Safety and Governance.
  • To manage risk, promote risk awareness and prioritise work in light of the risk analysis.
  • To actively commit to Bradbury Fields equality and diversity policy that promotes fairness and equality and celebrates diversity, in dealing with colleagues, volunteers and service users.

For more information and details of how to apply please email Maria Schofield

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